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Analyzing a Brahmin historian’s views on the origins of untouchability

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    Shubhi Often the theory of varnasankara or mixed castes and untouchability are discussed together in Indian academia mainly to rationalize the link between low occupational status of lower castes and untouchability. There is no obvious link between the two; for Ambedkar argued beef eating by the Buddhist broken men had resulted in the imposition …

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NRC and CAA are as anti-Dalit as anti-Muslim!

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  Dharmesh Ambedkar Jai Bhim Friends, You are aware of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). The media is continuously saying that both these are anti-Muslims. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has even said that those opposing CAA and NRC can be identified from their clothes. If you also think …

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Our Father gave us the right to education which your forefathers denied us

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Manoj Meshram & Reena Dongre Songs have been a part of cultural existence not only for entertainment but also to express devotion to nature and gods and goddesses since time immemorial. Even as modern societies moved towards more influential media humans still find inspiration, motivation, entertainment and love through songs. Many songs, like the ones …

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Name, Persona and Identity

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  Ayushi Koul Abstract The question of identity and its relationship with the individual’s life in society have pertinent implications. Identity formation is the result of historical implication, societal politics and the individual discursivities associated with the question of identity. This ‘identification’ strain is underlined at all times of the society’s existence. It betrays its …

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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – Women’s Liberation through the Manusmriti?

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  Obed Manwatkar Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a movie produced by Reliance Entertainment owned by Mr. Ambani, one of the main corporate sponsors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The theme of the movie is fine, since toilets are everyone’s need, but the problem occurs when it gives illogical solutions. In this film, Akshay Kumar …

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How can Babasaheb Ambedkar and Vivekanand go together?

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  Harish Parihar Transcript of his speech on 14th of April, 2017 at IIT, Roorkee, on the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar   Most of the aspects like economics, women empowerment, anthropology have already been spoken of by now. Coming to some different aspect I would like to say that Babasaheb was a great journalist. …

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Is one sufficiently patriotic only if one is a Hindu cow-vigilante?

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  Vinod Kumar Hindutva cultural nationalism is at its peak today. So the day is not far when India becomes a country like Hitler’s Germany or Mussolini’s Italy. We have all witnessed how the cow-vigilantes are promoted by the VHP, RSS and its political outfit, the BJP. People from oppressed communities across the country are …

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Why Dalit Matters: A Dalit-American Argument for the Inclusion of “Dalit” in California Textbooks

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  Suthamalli Ganga My name is Suthamalli Ganga and I am a proud Dalit American who has lived in the US for over seventeen years. Dalit is a term that is used for my people who were formerly known as Untouchable, but we see this word as an epithet and use Dalit instead, which refers …